Thursday, June 30, 2011

Philly Cheesesteaks for Obama's Dinner Tonight?

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One day after telling Congress that they have to get to work on passing his tax increase budget in order to fund his fundraising appitite, the President is boarding Air Force One this afternoon to spend a few hours campaigning in Philadelphia. His first stop will be at a downtown Hyatt fundraiser where he'll deliver remarks to the DNC invitees. Afterward, he will be the star attraction at a private fundraiser held in a undisclosed supporter's home.

Undoubtedly, Obama will take these opportunities to explain why Congress is absent from their duties, and why the jet-setting rich must pay more taxes. Of course the rich are defined as families earning more than $250,000, and it doesn't matter if they have a plane or not.

As for the jet-setters, we do not expect to see much news coverage about the number of press, DNC organizers and donors who will be flying into Philadelphia for today's affairs. Nor will they write about Mr. Obama's constant use of the taxpayer paid Air Force One fleet that he and his family use to attend fundraisers across the country and world every few days.
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Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Manufacturing, An Excuse to Fly and Ignore the Budget

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After spending last Friday in Pittsburgh and talking about the importance of robotics in manufacturing, the President returned to Washington. Since the family was touring South Africa, Obama used his free weekend time to get in two more rounds of golf. Besides, Michelle, the kids and cousins weren't returning until late Sunday night, and the country was paying for it.

Monday, our leader and the VP met with Harry Reid to lay out a strategy for increasing the debt limit and taxes. That was followed by congratulating the MLS champion team Colorado Rapids at the White House, and a little soccer practice on the lawn. Feeling rejuvenated, the President and VP Biden tried to strong arm Mich McConnell into increasing the debt limit.

Today, he's back to business. He will fly to Moline, Illinois and tour the Alcoa Davenport Works factory. To a select crowd, Mr. Obama will reinforce his stance on the importance of manufacturing. However, there is no word about related fundraising activity while there. He is scheduled to arrive back in Washington by 6 PM tonight and will probably sit around in his new jersey and view the family photographs of Africa.
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Thursday, June 23, 2011

NYC, Here we come!

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The President will be racking up the Air Force One miles as he flies from Washington to Fort Drum, then to New York City, and then to Pittsburgh. In the 2 hour Fort Drum visit, he will try to get reelection support from the 10th Mountain Division and the Gold Star Families. By 5PM, he will be in New York to attend three different fundraising events. The first will be for gay right supporters. Then he's off to meet with Wall Street Donors. At the end, he will be with Whoopi Goldberg and selected donors to see Sister Act. Tickets there begin at $250 each and photographs with the President sell for $10,000. By the time the evening is over, he will be looking forward to his sleep over in the Keystone State.

It's too bad the First Lady is in Africa and will miss this wonderful entertainment.
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Tuesday, June 21, 2011

O'Biden gets to travel too

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After meeting with a bipartisan group of 14 Mayors yesterday, consisting of 1 Independent, 2 Republicans, and 11 Democrats, the President will spend a little time today being briefed, meeting with senior advisers, and then Geithner and Gates. The scheduled time for these meetings will be less than 3 hours. The remainder of the day is undocumented.

However, we find that the Vice President is being treated to a Fundraising trip to Chicago this afternoon. The official reason for the taxpayer write off will be his keynote address at the CURE 2011 Annual Chicago Event. However, CURE is an organization founded by David and Susan Axelrod. Mr. Axelrod is Obama's top reelection aide, so we are sure this event will be filled with important democratic contributers.

Since he is in town, Mr. Biden will first attend a DNC fundraising event to help reach the $1 billion reelection goal. Hmmm, we pay, they play.

Oh, if you are looking for a job, Obama for America is looking for State Data Directors.
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Monday, June 20, 2011

Two More Fundraisers after seeing the Family off to Africa

After enjoying a Father's Day weekend full of golf and ice cream, the President is back at work today, trying to solve the nations high unemployment crisis. He's kicking off the day a little after 11AM when he and VP Biden receive a daily briefing. A half hour later he will meet with his senior advisers. Then he will relax a few hours before talking to Secretary of State Clinton and then meet with mayors from both parties to hear how they are trying to create jobs.

The highlight of the day was in the early morning when he saw the family fly off to Africa for a week full of fun. Even his mother-in-law and family cousins are being treated to this all expense paid trip thanks to the hardworking taxpayers.

Tonight, the President will attend two more Democratic National Committee fund raising events which will be held in Washington.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Barak Fundraises in Puerto Rico as Michelle Pockets Cash in California

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The traveling fundraisers have hit the air yesterday, flying in seperate directions to attend fundraisers on the east and west coasts simultaneously. After appearing at three fundraisers last night, and an NBC interview this morning, the President flies to Puerto Rico today to collect dollars from supporters there. He'll spend 5 hours on that island and give 2 press interviews. Then he's off to a Democratic National Committee fundraiser before he returns to Washington tonight. Too bad the citizens of that commonwealth cannot vote for in our general election.

While he was off in the east, the First Lady took another Air Force jet and flew to California for more campaign dollars. Using a public event supporting military families as cover for her travel expenses, she attended 2 fundraisers. Today, he will attend two more fundraisers and may waive to the people while she's in transit.

The Obama's and the DNC have a $1 billion dollar fundraising goal which they will use for his reelection and retirement purposes.
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Monday, June 13, 2011

Mr. O Stops in NC on Way to Three Florida DNC Fundraising Events

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Departing Washington this morning, the President briefly tours the Cree, Inc's manufacturing facility in Durham North Carolina, before meeting with his Jobs and Competitiveness Council. reports that the Council will discuss 4 major points
  1. access to capital
  2. mentoring entrepreneurs
  3. the need for highly educated immigrants to stay in the US after we've educated them, and
  4. providing more STEM education.
Yes, while the key initiative is to help get our economy going again, we see from item 3 above the President and Council are more interested in helping immigrants obtain U.S. jobs rather than the countless number of citizens already out of work.

Politico labels today's traveling event: Obama's swing-state tour because North Carolina is both a swing state and the state where the Democratic Party's 2012 convention will be held.

After the jobs creation for immigrant functions, the President will fly off to Florida to attend three Miami fundraisers held to boost his re-election coffers.
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Friday, June 10, 2011

No Work this Weekend

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Now that the kids are out of school, the President is taking everyone on a Family Vacation at Camp David. This comes after a week of meeting a Chancellor, President, and Dictator.

Yes, in line with the the President's Arab Spring support, Mr. Obama met with
President Ali Bongo Ondimba of Gabon. This a leader accused of rampant corruption and human rights violations. In that country, 1/3 of the people live on $2 per day and have to dig through garbage looking for food scraps. However, our the White House Spokesman said that the President believes Gabon is playing an important role in the Middle Eastern region.

While on vacation, the President will have a chance so savor the support of the National Education Association which is the largest education union. They have stated that they are willing to spend up to $60 million to help the President get re-elected rather than to help teachers keep their jobs during these tough economic times.
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Wednesday, June 8, 2011

NOVA, Auburn, and Nigeria in One Day

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This morning, the President spoke at the Northern Virginia Community College and empahsized the importance of training for preparing our workforce to work in manufacturing. While it seems a bit odd that the President will speak here, this is the same College where Jill Biden teaches. Mr. Obama was to be joined by 10 manufacturing related executives whose political affiliations are split nearly 50% Democratic and 50% Republican.

Perhaps the most influential in Democratic Fund-raising was Penny Pritzker, Chairman and CEO of the Pritzker Realty Group. She, and her family, are the same that invited the President to speak at a recent Architectural award ceremony which she sponsors. I wonder if she golfs because it looks like they spend a lot of time together.

This afternoon the President will deliver remarks a a sporting event honoring Auburn University's 2010 BCS National Championship.

At the end of the day, he will meet with the President of Nigeria.
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Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Mr. O Entertains Merkel Today

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel is in town and the President is devoting a day and one half to wine, dine, and discuss foreign affairs with her.

The festivities began last night after three TV interviews with midwestern news agencies, Hearst DC Bureau, WEWS Cleveland and WDIV Detroit, where the President talked about the the auto industry resurgence.

Evening dinner was held at 1789 restaurant in upscale Georgetown. This morning, the Chancellor was officially welcomed at the White House. A series of bilateral meetings will be held this morning, followed by lunch with the Bidens and Secretary of State Clinton. While the afternoon schedule is not published, but we guess that everyone will rest and get ready for tonight's State Dinner which begins with a warm welcome at 6PM, official pictures, and a wonderful dinner. Both the President and Chancellor will offer toasts to each other.
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Saturday, June 4, 2011

Jet Lag Slows the Traveling after Returning from Europe

This past week since the President returned from Europe, he has maintained a low profile, mostly having internal meeting with his staff and the Democratic Caucus.

However, yesterday, June 3rd, Mr Obama flew on Air Force One to Toledo Ohio. There, he ate hot dogs & chili at a local diner, toured the Chrysler facilities, and gave a speech indicating that we still have to be patient with jobs. Although he's been in office almost 2 1/2 years, he stressed these things take time. At 5PM, the President began his journey back to Washington without any open fundraisers.

To get away from the depressing economic jobs report released yesterday morning, the President and First Lady are hosting a reception late this afternoon and tonight at Ford's Theatre. We know that Joe and Jill Biden will attend and the the V.P. will deliver remarks after the performance. At this time, we do not know what this affair is, who is attending, or who is paying for it. But, we can assume, that this is one reason that the President wants to raise the U.S. Debt Ceiling.
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